These 6 Out-Of-Place Creatures Have Been Spotted In Arkansas And You’ll Want To Steer Clear

Whether it’s for deer season or nature photography, Arkansans are typically well aware of the dangerous creatures in the state. You’ve probably already been briefed on handling bear encounters when visiting a state park; or, have heard about a mountain lion sighting from a family member. These animals are certainly worth a double-take when you’re out in nature but they’re not the only creatures that roam the forest. From large to small, one-off accidents to colonies of invasive species — these six creatures are out-of-place and unwelcomed.

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Have you encountered any of these creatures? Share your tale in the comments below!

We’re certainly not suggesting you eat any these particular creatures but Arkansans do dine on some pretty odd dishes.